Take your bliss ball game up a notch by adding in nourishing adaptogens and super foods! These tender delicious snack balls are packed with nutritious ingredients providing you with ample amounts of energy and other immunity boosting benefits.

Adaptogens & superfoods are ALL the rage right now. My feed is always flooded with drinks with adaptogens and recipes with superfoods. I must admit, it took me a bit of time to jump on the adaptogen bandwagon- because mushrooms in my drink?? But once I tried it, I never turned back and it has become a part of my morning ritual to include adaptogens and superfoods into my morning beverages! But sometimes, when I’m in a rush I forget to add these magical ingredients so I decided to experiment with some bliss balls. I was inspired by my three favourite drinks to have in the morning & evening: matcha, tumeric & cacao lattes and transformed them into bliss balls for an easy, on the go indulgence. They came out perfectly and have 2-3 everyday and I think it’s safe to say I’m slightly addicted to them.

Here’s a quick rundown of some of the benefits of each adaptogen & superfood:

Matcha: high in antioxidants, helps relax/calm the mind and increase energy

Chaga: helps with anxiety & stress, protects immune system

Moringa: reduce inflammation in body, protects the liver, regulate blood sugar levels & helps with digestion

Turmeric: anti-inflammatory, manage pain & immune system

Lucuma: maintain healthy skin & digestion

He wo shu: detoxifies liver & kidneys

Cacao: high in magnesium & antioxidants and can help with hormonal balance

Maca: high in antioxidants, increase energy and improve & maintain healthy hormonal balance

Cordyceps: maintain healthy liver and kidneys

As for the brands I use for my adaptogens and super foods, I really like: sunpotion, encha, simply organic & navita organics!

I hope you try these adaptogenic superfood bliss balls & love them as much as I do because they are:

  • Packed with nourishing, energizing and immune boosting ingredients
  • Fast and easy to make
  • Vegan
  • Tender
  • Satisfying
  • A perfect make-ahead snack (meal prep!)
  • & so so tasty!

If you make any of these adaptogenic bliss balls, please share it and let me know what you think by tagging me on Instagram @lisakitahara, I love seeing all of your tasty recreations!



  • 1 c dates (120g)
  • 2 tbsp hemp seeds
  • 4 tbsp coconut butter
  • 1/3 oat flour
  • 2 tbsp matcha
  • 1 tbsp chaga
  • 1/2 tbsp moringa
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt
  • Optional: 2 tbsp coconut flakes


  1. ‘Add all ingredients except coconut flakes into a food processor & blend until smooth (add 1 tbsp of water at a time if needed until a sticky dough forms)
  2. Roll into balls, around 1 oz each
  3. Optional: roll in coconut flakes



  • 1 c dates (120g)
  • 1/3 c oat flour
  • 1/3 c almond butter
  • 1/4 c almond meal
  • 4 tbsp cacao powder
  • 2 tbsp maca powder
  • 1 tbsp cordyceps
  • 1/2 tsp cinammon
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  1. ‘Add all ingredients except cacao nibs into a food processor & blend until smooth (add 1 tbsp of water at a time if needed until a sticky dough forms)
  2. Pulse in cacao nibs
  3. Roll into balls, around 1 oz each



  • 1 c dates (120g)
  • 1/4 c cashew butter
  • 4 tbsp coconut butter
  • 1.5 tbsp lucuma powder
  • 1 tbsp he wo shu powder
  • 1/3 c oat flour
  • 1-1.5 tbsp ground tumeric
  • 1 tsp cinammon
  • 1 tsp ginger
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper
  • pinch of salt


  1. ‘Add all ingredients  into a food processor & blend until smooth (add 1 tbsp of water at a time if needed until a sticky dough forms)
  2. Roll into balls, around 1 oz each


About Lisa

I'm Lisa, a home cook, recipe developer and founder of Okonomi Kitchen. Here, you'll find a mix of classic and modernized Japanese recipes, and creative, plant-forward meal inspiration using seasonal ingredients. I hope to share more about Japanese cuisine and culture through food and recipes.

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